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Youngstown cops seek help in Roslyn Ave. murder investigation



Published: Thu, November 1, 2012 @ 12:07 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Police say there are leads in the city’s most recent homicide investigation, but the department is still asking for information from the public to assist in the investigation.

Police found 21-year-old Darnell Green of Coronado Avenue lying in the driveway of a home in the 100 block of Roslyn Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Green was dead of gunshot wounds to his torso.

Chief Rod Foley said police believe Green got out of one car and was headed toward the house when a second car pulled up behind him and opened fire.

“The way this transpired it doesn’t appear to be random. Someone seems to have been chasing him from the car he was in. This may have been an ongoing issue,” the chief said.

Police are still trying to determine exactly what took place leading up to and during the shooting.

Foley said police need to determine if Green returned fire toward his killer. There was no gun found on or near Green, but police did find several spent shell casings.

“We plan to do some gunshot residue testing on the victim to determine if he was firing a weapon, but it was raining pretty hard so we don’t know if that will skew any results,” Foley said.

The key to solving the murder, Foley said, may be in finding the people with Green before and at the time of the shooting.

He said police believe some people at the scene fled before officers arrived.

“We have a couple of different avenues we are looking at,” Foley said. “With this individual’s history, we are looking into a possible past feud or possible drug connection.”

Police found suspected cocaine in Green’s pockets at the time of his death. Police also said Green has had past arrests involving drugs.

Police records show Green was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and trafficking in drugs when he was 17. In that case, police said they found Green in possession of 51 individually packaged rocks of crack cocaine and prescription pills.

Green, according to police reports, also was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana last year when he was 20.

Foley said police patrols will be increased in the Roslyn Avenue area where the shooting took place because police are concerned about retaliation and other activity.


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1Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

""He said police believe some people at the scene fled before officers arrived.""

Yea, and these are the fools that get on TV when someone dies and puts the blame on the cops and everybody else. I'm positive someone knows something but won't talk. Until these idiots start talking to the police, this will just happen over and over again.

Start talking people or don't get in front of TV cameras with your fake crying and BLAME everyone else.

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2DwightK(1179 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Lifes2Short, you have a point. Everyone shows up waving and crying for the cameras but no one wants to speak with the police. People live in the city they earn.

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3Georgio(25 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

What have you people done to my town? 55yrs. ago Roslyn was my paper route, nice people, well kept homes and a safe place to live. I left in 1970. population was 160,000 now around 60,000 of thugs and druggies. Yet you sheep will vote for four more years od misery

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4oldskool(95 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Who do you refer to as "you people"?

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5southsidedave(4709 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

@Georgio...Things change especially after 55 years...time to let go of the past.

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6zz3(874 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

To these cockroaches drama is all that matters to these idiots, thats why they say nothing hoping that there will be more DRAMA (aka. shooting, break in etc) that they can experience. As noted this idiot had a upstanding history and is in a place he earned. The good thing he is out of our lifes and most likely our dime too. Keep up the good work

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